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but it's far from clear if this expensive local solution can work on a global scale. let's go over to the other side for the weather forecast. here is the scene this afternoon ca ptu red here is the scene this afternoon captured by one of weather watchers in warwickshire. we've had a lot of blue skies and sunshine by dave. overnight, that means temperatures will a tumble. away from the breezy, showery region of the north of
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scotland, temperatures in towns and cities down to five or 6 degrees, but it will be colder than that in the countryside. through the day, it's looking largely dry in london. there's just a chance of a light passing shower, but it's likely to stay dry. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine on offer. but things are going to turn much colder into the new working week. and it into tuesday, wintry showers and a return to night—time frost. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. theresa may says the conservatives are a ‘low—tax party‘ — as she addresses labour claims that she's planning a ‘tax bombshell‘. tight security across france as the country prepares for the first round of the presidential election. more than a hundred afghan soldiers are killed or wounded in one the tories are handing 70 billion
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backin the tories are handing 70 billion back in taxes to big business incorporation. we will do that, we will reverse the tax cuts. tight security across france as the country prepares for the first round of the presidential election. more than a hundred afghan soldiers are killed or wounded in one of the worst attacks on an army base in the country. and rallies have been held around the world in support of science — among the demonstrators, doctor who star peter capaldi. organisers say they're fighting back against what they call a ‘political assault on facts.‘ time to cross to the bbc sport centre now for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me olly foster and james pearce. here are our headlines tonight.
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nastase thrown out, konta in tears, it‘s a dramatic start to the fed cup tie in romania. there‘s a late winner for aberdeen as they reach the scottish cup final for the first time in 17 years. they are in to the second half in the first of the fa cup semi—finals and sours have equalised. also coming up in the programme. the rocket is through to the world championship quarterfinals at sheffield and he explains how he approaches his snooker like a pop star. and we‘ll have news of more medals for great britain at the european gymnastics championships. we‘ll have all the the football in a moment, including the latest from wembley and that fa cup semifinal, but we‘re going to start with tennis because there
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was a particularly ugly incident in the fed cup tie between romania and great britain. ilie nastase, the romanian team captain, was removed from the venue in constanta after swearing at the british team captain anne keothavong and the british number one johanna konta who was so upset that her match had to be stopped. she eventually won to level the tie at 1—all. alex gulrajani reports . the pressure was on konta from the start. she won the first set, but that wasn‘t her only battle. both konta and the gb captain complained to the umpire about the crowd and the romanian captain ilie nastase got involved, swearing at both of them and the officials, before being escorted away.
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they then restarted, but not for long. konta, the world number seven visibly distressed, complaining again to the umpire before leaving the court. with another romanian player pleading with the crowd. after a 25 minute suspension, konta returned and quickly slotted back into form, winning five games in a row to seal victory and bring it level. the tide continues and konta will return, unlike nastase, his accreditation removed and banned from the rest of the matches. joining us now from romania is our tennis correspondent. what‘s the latest? a number of statements have been released. the international tennis federation, who novels ready started an investigation into comments by nastase at the draw on friday, about serena williams‘
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pregnancy. he suggested to another member that the baby may be chocolate covered with milk. that caused great offence. an investigation has been launched. the lawn tennis association from great britain issued a strongly worded statement and they‘ll be issuing a formal complaint. it remains to be seen how severe the authorities will be on nastase. he has left the venue. be on nastase. he has left the venue. his own president doesn‘t seem venue. his own president doesn‘t seem fast about yesterday‘s fuss. his argument is he was justjoking. it was his style, we should appreciate that wasn‘t meant to be offensive. the fact that nastase is a good friend of yannick noor, who is also black and used to play tournaments with arthur ashe, who is also black. the holes must be
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getting deeper and deeper. what do you think the options are, presumably were looking at a band for nastase? i would think so. who knows? he‘s a man of 70, he has achieved a huge amount in the game. former world number one, double grand slam champion. he has plenty of previous in this area. he is a great entertainer, but his comments have overstepped the murk. i think that‘s why the lawn tennis association wanted to make a stand. there is another aspect to this. he also asked the m captain for her room number. he picked his arm round her in an uncomfortable way. you deserve woman who is his opposite
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number trying to do herjob, and really, her position was demeaned by his attitude. the lawn tennis association are investigating that. let‘s get stuck into the football. aberdeen are through to their first scottish cup final in 17 years. they beat the holders hibernian 3—2 in a thrilling match at hampden park. the dons scored their opener after a matter of seconds but needed a late winner. they‘ll now face celtic or rangers who play their semifinal tomorrow. adam wild reports. having waited 114 years to win the cup, it is little wonder hebburn in we re cup, it is little wonder hebburn in were not about to let it go without a fight. but in this semifinal, it seemed aberdeen were not too keen on having to wait either. it took them just 12 seconds to take the lead against the cup holders, adam rooney seemingly as any. the second, that
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caught everyone by surprise as well. brya n caught everyone by surprise as well. bryan christie‘s free kick elegance, quite unlike a celebration. grant holt was the burning‘s desperate measure. his impact was almost immediate. the second half brought a second telling touch, levelling the match. having fought their way back, there was little hibs could do to deflectjohnny hayes‘ there was little hibs could do to deflect johnny hayes‘ winning there was little hibs could do to deflectjohnny hayes‘ winning shot. losing a semifinal cruel, but some may feel more cruel than others. aberdeen may have waited a years, they don‘t have long to wait now. let‘s get the latest from wembley now and the first of the fa cup semi—finals between chelsea and tottenham. before kick off, there was a minute‘s applause for the former villa boro and england defender ugo ehiogu.
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ugo ehiogu, ho died yesterday at the age of 1m. ugo ehiogu, who died yesterday at the age of 1m. the spurs coach suffered a cardiac arrest on thursday. the big team news is that antonio conte left eden hazard and diego costa on the bench, that two of five changes for the blues . chelsea took an early lead through willian, a great free kick after five minutes but hugo lloris was slightly wrong footed. spurs equalised through harry kane, with a really clever flicked header to beat thibaus courtois. but chelsea were ahead again just before half—time, victor moses fooling the officials with this dive over son heung—min. willian took the penalty to leave spurs feeling very hard done by at the break. 25 minutes or so to go in the game.
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four of the teams occupying the bottom five places in the premier league have been in action this afternoon. over to olly and our football reporterjohn bennett for all the details. it was a terrible first 20 minutes, judge king scored after 20 seconds. there was no way back from the sending—off. two more goals for warmer than the second half. 12 goals in the last 16 games. looking for marrow for middlesbrough. the middlesbrough will manager steve
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agnew knows it. there's a little bit of everything in there and rightly so, because it‘s been a tough few months recently. so certainly since oui’ months recently. so certainly since our best when and we have to regroup, and we‘ll be ready for the sunday game. hull city are keeping their heads above water and it‘s all down to how they‘re playing at home. it's down to how they‘re playing at home. it‘s incredible, this run. a 2—0 win over watford, and they played with ten men for 65 minutes. their home record, 41 league games unbeaten.
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started with estoril in 2014. an incredible wreckage, and its a form which could keep them up. there are two points are away from the relegation zone. marco doing of drasticjob. many relegation zone. marco doing of drastic job. many people relegation zone. marco doing of drasticjob. many people wrote him off, but what character. he‘s doing a fantasticjob in the premier league. i am really happy when i feel our club fight and fight together, the players, the fans, all the people who work here. it‘s amazing and it‘s very important, because i remember three months before, and it‘s important, we‘ll continue to fight. i don‘t know what will happen in the end of the season, but will put up the fight to keep this club remaining in the premier league. they have to keep on fighting, because swansea are keeping on fighting. there are still in the bottom three, but hull had to
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win, because swansea won today. there — ten up, then a penalty. really for apollo then it got even better just a minute really for apollo then it got even betterjust a minute later, because carroll made it 2—0 to swansea and it was a comfortable win for them. they stated points away from hull city. they are back to lawyers after five defeats in the last six games. i believed it was a must win game today. the fact that hull city have one as well, just showed it was absolutely right, because five points, at the gap of one to 5.4 games to go, i think the task would have been very difficult. we have got some momentum now. we played terrifically well. overall, i think we would deserve to win now we can move forward and look forward to our next game. manchester united not
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playing until tomorrow. everton could‘ve gone up to this today, but by all accounts, this was an absolute stinker. let‘s have a look at the top of the table. chelsea and spires are still 2-2 in table. chelsea and spires are still 2—2 in the fa cup semifinal. they‘re not playing today. everton claim a place to six. all the action was down at the bottom. let‘s go there now and see how those results affect things. the big winners today were bournemouth, because they really claimed. yes, her big win for bournemouth. middlesbrough now nine points
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adrift, five games to go. you have to say, it‘s almost mission impossible for them. another talking point, tomorrow manchester united play away at burnley, those injuries they picked up. the chrissie damage. yes, definitely out for the season and were not sure how long, abramowitz, that‘s probably it for united, because they didn‘t know what he was going to do next season. it was a one—year contract, no extension signed, so a way to find out. the europa league final is in his home country of sweden. rojo is a blow as well. terrible injuries. many thanks for now. you up—to—date with the premier league. there were some really important matches in the championship that have made a difference at both ends of the table. here are all the scores. bristol city and burton should both be safe
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from relegation after home wins. fulham‘s 4—1win at huddersfield boosts their play off chances and virtually ended huddersfield‘s hopes of automatic promotion. nottingham forest moved three points clear of the drop zone with victory at home to reading. sheffield wednesday strengthened their hold on a play—off spot by beating derby. wigan and blackburn were both involved in goalless draws which were little help to their chances of avoiding relegation. leyton orient have been relegated from football league after 112 years. they‘ll be replaced by lincoln city. they‘re back after a six—year absence following their 2—1 win over macclesfield. terry hawkridge scored both goals for lincoln in the win that secured the national league title in front of their home supporters. promotion caps off a remarkable season for the imps as they also became the first non—league side to reach the fa cup quarterfinals in 103 years. there was a pitch invasion at full time at sincil bank as they celebrated their return to the football league under the guidance of manager danny cowley. many congratulations to all of them.
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it‘s been a disappointing afternoon for manchester city women. they lost the first leg of their champions league semifinal. they were beaten 3—1 at home by lyon. the second leg is next saturday. in the women‘s super league spring series, bristol city women are playing reading women. approaching the end of the first half, the score... we don‘t have it, i‘ll bring you it later. highlights from the opening weekend of the women‘s super league spring series and the champions league semifinal are on bbc one tomorrow night at 11.50. that includes an interview with manchester city‘s carli lloyd. italian cyclist michele scarponi has died after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride. he was 37. scarponi won the 2011 giro d‘italia and took victory on stage one of the tour of the alps on monday, before finishing fourth overall. his astana team said the crash happened close to scarponi‘s home in filottrano.
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saracens are through to rugby‘s european champions cup final. the defending champions beat munster 26—10 at lansdowne road. they‘ll now face clermont or leicester in next month‘s final. maz farookhi reports. the stadium scene once again for a heavyweight encounter. defending champion saracens travel but then unbeaten record in europe, stretching back to years, but irish sides have a habit of ending such traditions. the early exchanges were unsurprising. saracens spent most of the first half on the back foot, but somehow were able to eke out a slender lead. eventually, it was brute force that got them over the line. as munster were forced to chase the game, left themselves
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exposed at the back. they made the most of the opportunity. the visitors were out of sight. in a match of this importance, the result is all that counts. a quick update from wembley. diego costa has come on, eden hazard has given chelsea the lead, 3—2 to them, about 15 or 20 minutes left to play there. last season‘s beaten super league finalists are on the way back. warrington wolves began the season with six defeats in a row, but they‘re now unbeaten in five matches — wolves came from behind this afternoon to beat wakefield trinity by 20 points to 18. drew savage watched the action. april sunshine, waddington looking forfour april sunshine, waddington looking for four wins april sunshine, waddington looking forfourwins ina april sunshine, waddington looking forfour wins in a row, april sunshine, waddington looking forfourwins in a row, and april sunshine, waddington looking forfour wins in a row, and a day over the family. but wheatfield would determine to spoil it. two
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tries in the first ten minutes. 14 points ahead. there was plenty of quality in the warrington team, ryan atkins unstoppable on the left. it‘s three years since wheatfield last one here, but they restored the 14 point lead. the home side needed something to turn around their fortunes. enter captain chris hill. they finally began to turn possession into points. the clock was ticking down, just over two minutes to go. warrington the eighth in the table and rising. one result in rugby league‘s challenge cup today. super league side leigh have been knocked out by championship side hull kr. the championship leaders won 23—10 at the sports village.
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ronnie o‘sullivan was his usual entertaining self after reaching the quarterfinals of the world snooker championship. he only needed three frames to complete victory over shaun murphy this morning and he hit a century break on his way to a 13—7 win, before explaining his current approach to the game. i think snooker is a little bit like you are a pop star. if you can make a brilliant album every year, you're doing well. but if you don't produce an album, you go missing. so i've decided just to play a lot of exhibitions and do a lot of work. it's taken the pressure off me. i don't feel i have anything to prove, so don't feel i have anything to prove, sol don't feel i have anything to prove, so i have given myself six weeks to practice for this. it might have made a difference, it might not have. but i put a little bit more practice into this, because i hadn't played for the year, basically. it's just 17 days of the year, we have to
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go, it's not fun, because it's really tough mentally. i struggle me ntally really tough mentally. i struggle mentally and my weakest spot is that, have to work on it. the all—chinese meeting between last year‘s runner—up ding junhui liang led at 10—9 but ding has come from behind three times to draw level — this break of 132 made it 12—all, to take it to a deciding frame. it is dingley goes through 13—12. great britain have won three medals at the european gymnastics championships in romania today — taking their tally to five for the competition... there were two medals for ellie downie — and an historic achievement in the rings. but injury to becky downie has ruled her out of the final day of competition. david mcdaid has more from cluj.
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another day of first broke british gymnasts here in romania, as the tea m gymnasts here in romania, as the team won the war medals from four apparatus finals. courtney claimed his own slice of history. the score of 15 plus, plenty enough to give him the country a first major rings medal. so vote for him, on olympic champion. i've just missed out on medals in a few competitions now and ididn‘t want medals in a few competitions now and i didn‘t want that to happen again, so i didn‘t want that to happen again, so i‘ve gone back to the gym and trained so hard. itjust means a lot. ellie downie was back today and she won two more medals. first, as silver in the vault, although slightly down on her qualifying score. then moments later in the bars, that‘s routine enough for a joint third and a bronze medal. but there was bad luck for her older sister becky. the defending champion
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fell in her routine. she immediately signalled her day was over with what appears to be an elbow problem. signalled her day was over with what appears to be an elbow problemlj know she‘s been having a couple of problems in training and ifeel so sorry for her, because she has worked so hard. there are more chances for more medals on the final day of competition, with british interest in four of the apparatus finals. another update from wembley, chelsea are heading for the final into the last ten minutes. 4—2 to chelsea. we will show you that calls in just a minute. england‘s melissa reid has a four shot lead heading into the final day of the mediterranean ladies open golf. reid completed a superb round of 62 with this putt for birdie on the 18th hole to end on 14 under.
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she‘ll start tomorrow‘s final round in spain four shots ahead of a group of four players including england‘s florentyna parker. 9—1 joint favourite vincente won the scottish grand national at ayr this afternoon. the paul nicholls trained horse, ridden by sam twiston—davies, got up in the final stride to beat 18—1 shot cogry by a neck. benbens was third. that show you those calls. this was eden hazard‘s goal. chelsea are leading 3—2 in the semifinal against spurs over on bbc one if you want to watch. that‘s all from sportsday. there‘ll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. the weather is ok right now, but in
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the next couple of days, we will see much colder weather reaching our shores from the arctic. it willjust bea shores from the arctic. it willjust be a little echo of winter. in the short—term, lots of dry weather and sunshine for the rest of the afternoon and evening. western central areas are feeling better. tonight, high pressure is over us, the winds alike, the skies will clear, apart from in the northern areas. these showers will continue. city centres to night around five or 6 degrees, but in the countryside, it could be 56 degrees lower. conditions for the london marathon
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are looking ideal. winds alike, it‘s not very cold and it‘s not very warm, and not a lot of sunshine. a bit of code in the morning and afternoon. feeling fresh burst thing. the further north you go, probably a bit more sunshine in sheffield and yorkshire and the lake district. into northern ireland and scotland, more cloud here, you can see splodges of blue. all be 5 degrees in shetland. a big change happening in the air, a weather system spinning up here. but weather system spinning up here. but weather system is going to send shock wave of colder air across the uk as we held into —— pierre—hugues herbert —— head into next week. the weather system is sweeping through the course of sunday night into monday. then we can see snow developing and falling across the northern hills. you can see how big the temperature
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contrast is from the north to the south. watch how those cold, northerly arctic winds set in. this time of year, the sun is very powerful, soil temperatures are not going to get that now. it‘s just in the shade and went that it will be chilly. some of the hills will catch some snow and even some wintry showers in the towns and cities. monday and tuesday, chilly weather on the way, so wrapped up. but enjoy the sunshine by now. this is bbc news, the headlines at 7.00. theresa may says the conservatives are a ‘low—tax party‘ as she addresses claims by labour that she‘s planning a ‘tax bombshell‘ if re—elected. they have a choice between a conservative party that takes taxes down for working people... the tories are handing 70 billion back in tax to big businesses and corporations.
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we won‘t do that. tight security across france as the country prepares for the first round of the presidential election. more than 100 afghan soldiers are killed or wounded in one of the worst attacks on an army base in the country. britain‘s first coal—free day since the victorian era —


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